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A Caution About Neuro Imaging Research

As I highlighted in my blog about fMRI lie detection, there is much hype surrounding the use of neuro imaging techniques. In an article on… 590 more words

Evidence

New technique enables ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal.

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by so-called ‘aberrating layers’.  354 more words

Healthinnovations

The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007272

Abstract

Background

While religious faith remains one of the most significant features of human life, little is known about its relationship to ordinary belief at the level of the brain. 256 more words

Neuroscience

Oxytocin helps to better overcome fear and conditioning.

Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers from the University of Bonn has now been able to demonstrate that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear centre in the brain and allows fear stimuli to subside more easily. 714 more words

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Neuroimaging study begins to map damage caused by anxiety in the brain.

People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety. 460 more words

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Rehabilitative Therapy & Stem Cells? What’s the Connection?

Stroke can be a very debilitating condition and patients who have been affected show better results from recovery if they are given access to higher intensity, greater duration rehabilitative therapy. 593 more words

UCI